An Animal Care Technician receives and cares for all types of domestic and wild animals; assists with transferring animals to other shelters; explains regulations regarding disposition of animals to the public; works with the public to adopt animals both in the shelter and at mobile adoption events; cares for dangerous and/or diseased and injured animals; interfaces with medical staff regarding the health of animals; and cleans kennels, cages, vehicles, buildings, yards and equipment. Animal Care Technicians must assist in humanely euthanizing animals due to disease, injury or overcrowded conditions. Animal Care Technicians require contact with the public, volunteers, adoption partners, local veterinarians/clinics, internal staff and staff in other departments; and must provide excellent customer service and animal care.
An Animal Care Technician must be available for assignment to various shifts, weekends, and holidays, at any one of the animal care centers located in Central Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, San Pedro and the San Fernando Valley.
Education Requirement: Completion of 3 semester units or 4 quarter units from a recognized college or university in animal health or animal care.